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Life in second place

Life in 2nd Place: A Letter of Apology to My Second Born

Hey Kiddo, It’s hard to believe you’re turning three this month, albeit with decidedly less fanfare than your older brother’s over the top third birthday spectacle, absurdly dubbed ‘R’s Robot Romp.’ But that’s been the story of your life, hasn’t it? While every detail of your brother’s birth and existence has been enveloped in the […]

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Nine No Fail New Year’s Resolutions

Why hello there, January. You kind of snuck up on me. I’m still busy over here cleaning up from Christmas, trying to decide whether to keep that half-used wrapping paper for next year. And now you’re shouting at me to make some lofty goals for this year, like eat healthier, get fit, and generally improve […]

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The Real

The Real Christmas Magician: MOM

Hands up all my fellow exhausted mamas out there doing their best to make this the ‘hap-hap happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap danced with Danny ‘effin Kaye.’ The final holiday dash is on friends. With fewer than five days left, Santa’s little elves, or ‘Mom’ as they are known by their colloquial name, are […]

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